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Woman allegedly poisons 9-yr-old girl over N.3m business deal with father

By Abel Daniel

LAFIA—The Police in Lafia, Nasarawa State, has arrested one Mrs. Sandra Linus, for allegedly poisoning the nine-year-old daughter of her business partner due to disagreement from a business deal.

While parading the suspect, who resides near Angwan Police Station in Masaka area of the city, alongside other criminal suspects at the state Criminal Investigation Department, CID, in Lafia yesterday, Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Ugochukwu Theodore, said the suspect was arrested when information reached the officers and men of the Masaka Police station that one Miss. Nnanna Ogbonna, living near Chief palace in Masaka was reported kidnapped by an unknown persons.

The said Ogbonna Nnanna was later traced by Police to the house of one Miss Helen, a sister to the accused, Mrs. Sandra Linus, where the girl was found unconscious as she had been forced to drink sniper, an insecticide.

The victim, according to the police, was rushed to a nearby clinic for medical attention and was confirmed to have ingested a chemical substance, which resulted in her state of unconsciousness.

When interrogated, the suspect confessed that she administered the chemical substance on the girl because the father, who is her business partner, refused to remit to her N274,000, being money of a business deal they earlier agreed to share.

Police added that sister of the accused, Mrs. Ann Ndidi, in whose house the girl was found, was currently at large.



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